ALBANY High School Guidance Center
Welcome to the Albany High School Guidance Website! We are sincerely invested in helping all students reach their academic, social and emotional potential. This website is designed to provide current and up to date information on programming and services provided by the guidance department.
Congratulations class of 2015!
Friday, May 15th - Final deadline for cap and gown orders. Cap & gown distribution will take place in early June.
Wednesday, June 10th - MANDATORY Senior Meeting at 2:15 in the AHS auditorium.
Thursday, June 25th - MANDATORY Senior Graduation Rehearsal at 1:00 (ticket distribution AFTER rehearsal - 6 per graduate).
Sunday, June 28th - Albany High School Graduation at the SEFCU Arena, University at Albany at 2:00. Seniors are to report to the UAlbany Physical Education building, next door to the SEFCU Arena, at 12:30.
Regents Review has kicked off at Albany High School!
Take advantage of this great opportunity for additional prep. Below please find a calendar of review for April, May and June.
• May Regents Review calendar(all subjects)
• June Regents Review calendar (all subjects)
• Geometry Regents Review calendar
Click here for the June Regents exam schedule. Please see your guidance counselor with any questions. Good luck on your exams!
Top college tips for juniors
On Tuesday, March 24th, Guidance Counselors met with their junior class to talk about the college application process, admission deadlines, GPA & rank and financial aid. During the months of April and May, students will meet individually with Counselors to develop a game plan for college research. Counselors will also provide students with a list of spring and summer things to do to prepare for fall applications!
• SAT/ACT Test Dates & Fees
• Junior Naviance Activity Handout
• Local Spring College Open Houses
Are you a junior?
Are you gearing up to take the
SAT or ACT in May or June?
If so, click here to learn more about preparation for the SAT.
Click here to learn more about the ACT.
10th Annual Fafsa help Series a success!
This is our 10th year of providing this amazing service to our families and it was quite a successful year! We assisted exactly 90 families complete their FAFSA and TAP applications. We also had 9 families complete their taxes. The FAFSA Help Nights are a partnership between the AHS Guidance Office and HESC.
I have been attending this FAFSA initiative for the last 5 years. Every year, it continues to be helpful. My children have already graduated from Albany High School and each year I'm welcomed back. Thank you!
SHOW ME THE MONEY!
Seniors! Be sure to take advantage of the many scholarship opportunities. All scholarships are posted in Naviance. For paper applications, visit the guidance office. Please remember that many scholarships require a transcript and letter of recommendation. Notify your counselor at least a week before your applications are due so they have enough time to process your school documents. Click here for the latest scholarship bulletin.
College Admissions Counselors share advice about college applications and more! Click here for expert advice.
To graduate from Albany High School, students must fulfill the requirements for a New York State (NYS) Regents diploma. Click here for the graduation requirements chart.
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Welcome to the Latest College News! This brief newsletter is brought to you by the Guidance Department and is meant to provide you with up-to-the-minute developments about majors, concentrations, campus projects and other College and University updates. Click here to access the latest edition.
FREE SAT Prep for AHS Students
We are pleased to announce that students studying to take the SAT exam now have access to a free online prep program through Naviance. Log in to Naviance or see your School Counselor for more information.
Congratulations Class of 2014!
Best of luck to you! Click here for a list of college acceptances for the Class of 2014.
Nearly 100 area Colleges and Universities participated in the AHS Fall College fairs sponsored by the Guidance Department during the month of October.
More than 500 students participated!
Shhhh...Want to know the secret to SUCCESS in the 9th grade?
CLICK HERE to learn more about what you need to graduate!
Ready to Learn MORE about College?!
Let's begin with your college vocabulary. Learn the basic college terminology and then quiz yourself to see how much you remember!